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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffemptymindsradio Date: Aug 12, 2011 11:59am
Forum: forums Subject: What does "DOWNLOADED" mean?

Hi there,

I have recently started posting podcasts to archive.org I see that handfuls of people are "downloading them" each week.

Does download in this case mean:

a) they are actually clicking to download and listen to them on their machine.

b) they are clicking on the embedded player and listening (for an indeterminate amount of time)

c) every time the individual page for the podcast is visited (whether or not any of the show is listened to) it is registered as a download.

I'm just curious what is actually going on there. Any help on this would be super appreciated. Thanks!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Aug 12, 2011 12:46pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: What does 'DOWNLOADED' mean?

a) and b) but not c). They are counted as a download when streaming from the embedded player or when just downloading for home play. Visiting a page does not count as a download.
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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Aug 12, 2011 10:34pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: What does 'DOWNLOADED' mean?

Streaming or downloading the file is considered a download as far as the count goes. there is only one download allowed per IP address, per item, per day. So repeatedly clicking on songs will not count as additional downloads and items with more than one track, only the first track played counts. the subsequent songs/files played that day, in that item will not count.

one per day, per item, per IP.

This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2011-08-13 05:33:59

This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2011-08-13 05:34:31

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffemptymindsradio Date: Aug 12, 2011 5:56pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: What does 'DOWNLOADED' mean?

thank you both so much. very helpful!